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'm erin burnett. "outfront" break news for you. lance armstrong comes clean. after more than a decade of denialses lies and cheating, seven-time tour de france winner, olympic bronze medalist and cancer survivor lance armstrong told oprah winfrey the truth. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> yes or no. was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> did you ever use any other banned substances like testosterone, cortisone or human growth hormone? >> yes. >> yes or no, in all seven of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> in your opinion, was it humanly possible to win the tour de france without doping? seven times in a row. >> not in my opinion. >> for months, even longer, armstrong has been feeling the effects of the latest and biggest u.s. anti-doping investigation. this one found him guilty of using illicit drugs throughout his cycling career. now his tour de france titles were
you might say, reports claiming that lance armstrong has come clean to oprah winfrey. admitting that his incredible run to seven tour de france titles was about it fact tainted. at the same timed e tainted by performance enhancing drugs. earlier oprah appeared on cbs this morning to talk about what she calls her greatest interview ever. first, though, just how tough it was to get that interview in the first place. >> yes, i think the entire interview was difficult. and may i just say that we had agreed before this moment, before the interview, we had agreed that the terms of the interview and what was included in the interview. specifically what was included in the interview would be left for people to make their own judgments about and that i would not be discussing or he would not be discussing or confirming. we agreed to that. and then by the time i left austin and landed in chicago, you all had already confirmed it. so i'm like how did you all do that? we agree that had we weren't going to say anything. so i'm sitting here now because it's already been confirmed. >> looked
>>> i view this situation as one big lie that i repeated a lot of times. >> lance armstrong's lies. now that america has seen his confession, will the truth set him free? >>> hostage crisis in the desert. americans still believed to be among the captives after a risky rescue attempt fails to free all of them. >>> power struggle in the northeast. trees and power lines affected by snow, we have so much to talk about this morning. boy, what a night. good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm john berman. friday, january 18th. and, man, what a moment ma. for years, lance armstrong cheated, lance armstrong lied. but last night in big public fashion he came clean. in a gripping, surreal interview with oprah, he told oprah point blank he doped to win each of his seven consecutive tour de france titles. he systematically died about doping and ruthlessly attacked his accusers. the 90-minute interview began by cutting to the chase. simple yes or no questions. >> let's start with the questions that people around the world have been waiting for you to answer and f
lance armstrong lied for more than a decade about doping. she was mez rememberized by answers armstrong gave about the cheating that won him seven tour de france titles. she's now stripped of the titles. they sat down for a 2 1/2 hour interview yesterday in austin, texas. oprah brought 112 questions to ask him and she says it's the biggest interview of her career. she says, however, it was not easy. here what happens she told cbs this morning. >> yes, i think the entire interview was -- was difficult, and may i just say that we had agreed before this moment, before the interview, we had agreed that the terms of the interview and what was included in the interview, specifically, what was included in the interview, would -- would be left for people to make their own judgments about and that i would not be discussing or he would not be discussing or confirming. we agreed to that. by the time i left austin and landed in chicago, you all had already confirmed it. so i'm like, how did you all do that? we all agreed that we weren't going to say anything. so i'm sitting here now because it's al
an answer for that. gary tuchman, thank you. >>> let's stay with sports now and lance armstrong. he opened up to oprah winfrey in a second and final part of their really highly anticipated interview about the effect his doping had on his family. and he actually teared up a bit when he recalled telling his 13-year-old son about using those performance enhancing drugs. >> when this all really started, i saw my son defending me. and saying, that's not true. what you're saying about my dad is not true. and it almost goes to this question of "why now?" and i can't -- yeah. that's when i knew i had to tell him. and he'd never ask me. he never said, dad, is this true? he trusted me. i said, don't defend me anymore. don't. >> but even after those tears, armstrong, the competitor, came through. you know, after this unbelievable fall from grace, the lifetime ban, he says he wants to race again. ed lavendera is in armstrong's hometown of austin, texas. ed, a thousand-page report from u.s.ada on doping. stripped of the tour de france titles, losing the olympic medal from sydney in 2000, the lifetime b
, not at the time anyway. and now, well, if you caught part one of lance armstrong's full baring session with oprah winfrey, you know this is not the lance who cruised to seven tour de france bicycle victories and rolled over anyone who crossed him. this lance is saying yes, after more than a decade of saying no. >> yes or no, did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> yes or no, was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> did you ever use any other banned substances like testosterone, courtisone or humn growth hormone? >> yeah. >> yes or no, in all seven of your tour de france victories did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> in your opinion was it humanly possible to win the tour de france without doping? seven times in a row. >> not in my opinion. >> wow. and that was just in the first minute and a half of the interview. you kind of got it all there. but, really, there is so much more, and i'm going to play a lot more in the hour
stories of the day. >> i view this situation as one big lie. >> after years of denials, lance armstrong admits now to using performance-enhancing drugs to win his seven tour de france titles. we'll take a closer look at armstrong's interview with oprah winfrey and talk with experts about whether this admission is going to help or hurt the brand. >>> but first the deadly hostage situation in algeria. the army has freed some 650 people from islamist militants in a remolt oil field. moats of the freed are algerian. the u.s. is in the process right now of evacuating the americans and other foreign nationals of the rescue. >> as much as i would like to be out, some of our colleagues are safe for the moment. >> i feel safe for the moment. >> americans are believed to be among the missing still. this is day three of the bloody siege. the effort to rescue remaining hostages. i want to bring in vlad, we understand this is happening in various locations near the plant. >> reporter: so the large scale operations to rescue the hostages from the gas plant in eastern algeria has ended but there is st
>> that was beautiful. want to thank kenny chesney for. reports say disgraced psych lilg legend lance armstrong has told oprah what he's always denied to the world. >>> infective accident. a medical accident may have exposed hundreds of war vets to hiv. >>> and facebook's big secret. mystery surrounds a special event. later today. good morning to you. thanks for being with us this morning. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm john burman. check out the cover of the "new york post" here. lie strong. why are we talking about it? >> everybody's talking about it. they say in an interview with oprah winfrey he admits for the first time he used performance-enhancing drugs while racking up win after win on the cycling tour. let that sink in for a moment because for years armstrong not only denied using the drugs and meth audios but he viciously attacked everyone who said he did. now that appears to be a giant sham. sources say he's in talks to return sponsorship money and may be ready to testify against others. cnn's ed lavandera is live in austin, texas. ed, what do we know about this confession? >> i think the m
you, if you watch this oprah winfrey interview with lance armstrong, or even if you didn't, all you have to do is be on twitter because the tweets were aflying. i want to yell and scream about lance. but he is now truly irrelevant to my wife. my young kids will on know him as a cheater. armstrong is right that the culture was rife with cheating, what set him apart was he tried to destroy anyone who told the truth. when is the oprah interview where lance armstrong confesses to lying in his oprah interview. just a couple of the tweets there. thank you so much for watching today. as always, check out the brooke blog, see the latest interviews that we do on the show at cnn.com/brooke. i am about to hop on a plane headed to washington where i know wolf blitzer is standing by. i hope you join us through the weekend and of course monday for the big special, for the presidential inauguration 2013. we will cover it as cnn can from every which angle. we hope you join us from washington. and speaking of, i hear a certain someone is out of the studio and on the national wall for a special editi
of what lance armstrong said, and what the people who know him had to say about the interview. "piers morgan tonight" starts right now. >>> tonight, the hero finally takes a fall. lance armstrong comes clean to oprah. we're watching. you don't have to. i'll talk to a woman who called armstrong, quote, a ruthless and relentless liar. and a winner who said he was played by armstrong all along. >> remember this? >> the bottom line is this, i have been unfaithful to my wife. i developed a relationship with a -- with what started out as a dear, dear friend from argentina. >> my interview with mark sanford. >> also, guns in america. the issue is not going away. i'll talk to the connecticut senator who says this. >> the fact is that the nra does not represent gun owners anymore. this is not your father's nra. >> and the irepressible hoda cuteeb. >> we're giving alcohol on the show. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >> good evening. we begin with the big breaking news tonight. if you love armstrong, this is the moment you spent years and millions of dollars trying to avoid. the minute you ad
that will be hard to pass. we'll hear part of oprah winfrey's reaction to lance armstrong's confession. plus, an exclusive look inside a lab that could save your life. see how close we are to a super vaccine to keep you from getting the flu for years. wolf blitzer's off today. i'm joe johns. you're in "the situation room." we begin now with a guessing game about what is in president obama's so called comprehensive proposals to cut down on gun violence. the president and vice president are set to unveil their plans tomorrow and even though officials are trying to keep the deal under wraps, we already know what is in the plan. jessica yellin has been working her sources and joins us live now. what do you know? >> joe, today vice president biden delivered his plan to the president just a month after the newtown shootings and among the top recommendations that the president will unveil tomorrow we're told are enhanced background checks for gun sales of all kinds. the president has outlined two types of paths forward for the president. he has told legislators that he is going to give the presiden
. >> emotional moments. no tears visible but probably the most emotional lance armstrong got in the whole 2 1/2-hour interview. armstrong talked about another painful moment when the cancer foundation he founded livestrong said it was through with him. >> none of my kids have said, dad, you're out. none ever my friends have said, hey, lance, you're out. the foundation is like my sixth child, and to make that decision and to step aside was, that was big. >> they made it for you. >> i was aware -- i wouldn't at all say forced out, told to leave. i was aware of the pressure, and, yes, i had interactions with doug and with some of the board members. it was the best thing for the organization, but it hurt like hell. >> lance armstrong with oprah on the own network tonight. last night in part one he admitted he was living, in wiss words, one big lie and every jersey he won he won by cheating. he copped to the doping but he did not say he was a lot more than a user, that he encouraged others on his team to dope. that he pressured them. joining me now, the people who know lance armstrong like few oth
, with no odor. so all you notice is relief. aspercreme. >>> lance armstrong's stunning confessions. good >>> lance armstrong sat down with oprah and bombshell after bombshell came out. he admitted he cheated, he lied, he ducked. the rumors he spent years to nine, the world trip. blood doping was his cocktail for cycling competition, blood transfusions and testosterone and on he went. didn't think it was possible. he admits using banned substances in the tour de france and says he was afraid of getting caught. listen to what he told oprah when he he asked if he thought when he was doing was wrong. >> was a big deal to you, did it feel wrong. >> at the time, now. >> did not feel wrong. >> no. scary. did you feel bad about it. >> no. even scarier. >> did you feel in any way that you were cheating? >> no. the scariest. >>> he had to look at the word she to see what it meant and he said it didn't apply to him. joining me as a sports columnist from "usa today." christine, extending interviewed. a full hats off to oprah winfrey, you can't really be to the devastating power of this segment. watc
, lance armstrong's confession continued. it's over now. tonight on oprah winfrey's own network he sort of broke down telling oprah what it was like as a father of five kids to lie to a child, to lie to a son, his son luke. >> when this all really started, i saw my son defending me and saying, that's not true. what you're saying about my dad is not true. and it almost goes to this question of why now. you know, he can't -- yeah. that's when i knew i had to tell him. >> what did you say? >> i said, listen, there's been a lot of questions about your dad. my career, whether i doped or did not dope. i have always denied that, and i have always been ruthless and defiant about that. you guys have seen that. that's probably why you trusted me on it, which make it is even sicker. and i said i want you to know that it's true. i told luke. i said -- i said don't defend me anymo anymore. don't. >> did he say anything? >> he just said, look, you know, i love you. you're my dad. this won't change that. >> emotional moments. no tears visible but probably the most emotional lance armstrong got in the
and actress angie harmon. friday, january 18th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> lance armstrong comes clean after years of lying. he admits he used performance enhancing drugs to win all seven of his tour de france titles. he admitted he consistently lied about doping and recklessly attacks his accusers, the interview on own began with a series of yes or no questions. >> let's start with the questions that people around the world have been waiting for you to answer. and for now, i'd like a yes or a no, okay? this whole conversation, we have a lot of time, will be about the details. yes or no. did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> yes or no, was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> did you ever use any other banned substances, like testosterone, cortizone, or human growth hormone? >> yes. >> yes or no. in all seven of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banneded substances or blood dope? >> no. >> in your opinion, was it
minutes to get more details. now, though, keeping them honest. lance armstrong's riveting but incomplete confession. incomplete and many say other things as well, some say calculating, cocky, and cruel. whatever you call it, his effort continues as oprah winfrey runs the second installment of hir interview with the disgraced tour de france winner. after the interview, we'll have another edition of "360." this portion expected to deal with his betrayal of live strong. some people are less than happy with his confession so far. people he targeted for telling the truth when he was still lying. >> this is a guy who used to be my friend who decimated me. he could have come clean. he owed it to me. he oweds it to the sport that he destroyed. >> her husband used to ride with lance armstrong. she's going to join us later tonight, and again, will be reacting instantly to what she hears from armstrong. last night, she said armstrong dropped the ball, that he owed to her and her husband frankie to come clean. when he was lying, they were telling the truth, and he tried to destroy them, what she rea
neck. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. >>> lance armstrong confesses to doping, deceit and bullying. so what is next for this disgraced cyclist. >>> and notre dame football star player manti te'o, his girlfriend never existed. where did this elaborate lie begin? and who is this alleged mastermind behind such a web of deception. >>> and guess who's coming to washington this weekend? ♪ can't you see the sunshine >> beyonce, james taylor, kelly clarkson. the stars set to rock the capital for the 2013 presidential inauguration. >>> happy friday. you are watching "cnn newsroom." i'm brooke baldwin. we begin with new details on that hostage situation developing in algeria. here is what we know right now. algerian state media reports 650 hostages have been freed. in fact, what you're looking at right here this is brand-new video we have gotten of some of these -- they're hugging, they're thrilled they're free. but some workers are still hiding out at the desert site. operations around the plant are reportedly still going on. and while many of the details on this situation still remain un
'brien starts right now. . >> our starting point coming clean. lance armstrong reportedly confessing he used performance-enhancing drugs. why is he telling the truth now. president obama is reviewing recommendations to prevent gun violence. will he use the executive order to tweak existing gun laws? as washington prepares to duke it out over the debt ceiling, one said we should get rid of it all together? does ben bernanke have a point? >> the nra releases a new target practice ap for kids as young as 4. >> we have a packed show for you this morning. mike thompson joins us and greg walden is our guest. the congressman and newly crowned miss america, mallory hagen will be joining us. tuesday, january 15th and starting point begins right now. . >>> welcome to starting point. after years and years of lying to the world, lance armstrong is finally coming clean. there report he's confessed to oprah winfrey and he used drugs to win his titles. sources say he is in talks to have some of the millions he was paid by the postal service to sponsor the tour. cnn's ed is live in austin, texas. let's talk
to drive that though, it boils down to public culture. >> on the winning and losing on lance armstrong, there is honor in running a clean race even if you don't win. >> more lawyers involved always. "starting point" tomorrow, congresswoman tammy duckworth will join us. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello joins us right now. >>> stories in "the newsroom" lance armstrong reportedly admits to oprah he cheated and that may not be the most painful part of his confession. >>> veterans wanted. walmart has a new plan that could give thousands of veterans a job. >>> plus this -- >> for over 125 years we've been bringing people together. today we'd like people to come together on something that concerns all of us, obesity, the long-term health of our families and the country is at stake. >> coca-cola is pushed to reduce obesity, a commercial aimed at ending the issue of this generation. is it really damage control as some critics are charging? >>> facebook is revealing a big secret. the only view is on the invitation to the media, come see what we're building. what it might be, in a bit. plus. >>
. we'll be back at midnight with the latest on lance armstrong's confessional with oprah winfrey. "anderson cooper" starts now. >>> it's 10:00 eastern time. we begin with breaking news on lance armstrong. after years of lying about using performance-enhancing drugs, after suing some, threatening others and ruining the careers of many who tried to expose his lies, the dethroned seven-time tour de france winner has changed his tune. he calls his whole experience, quote, one big lie, and says all the blame lies with him. he spoke, obviously, with oprah winfrey, taped a 2 1/2-hour interview which began airing tonight on her network own. the encounter began with oprah asking him rapid fire questions. the stakes got higher, the tension rose. take a look. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> yes or no, was one of those epo? >> yes. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance. did you ever use any other banned substances like testosterone, cortisone or human growth hormone? >> yes. >> yes or no
're going to ignore. welcome to a new year of washington gridlock. >>> lance armstrong is apologizing. but what exactly is he admitting he's done wrong? >>> and suzy orman's joining us to explain why you'll have to spend less money this year, and what you need to do to make up for it. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm joe johns. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we begin with washington's latest standoff. during a white house news conference today, president obama told congressional republicans they will not, in his words, collect a ransom by demanding spending cuts as a condition for raising the debt ceiling. the house of representatives is back in session today, too, and republicans are just as adamant, insisting they won't raise the debt limit, unless the president goes along with spending cuts. let's go live to cnn white house correspondent brianna keilar. >> reporter: president obama stating very clearly today that he will not negotiate deficit reduction, tax increases and spending cuts attached to the debt ceiling. this of course does follow
, did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> lance armstrong and the one big lie. >> this is too late. that's my fault. i view this situation as one big lie. that i repeated a lot of times. >> the fallout and the fury from the people around armstrong. >> you owed it to me lance, and you dropped the ball, after what you've done to me, what you've done to my family, and you couldn't own up to it, and now we're supposed to believe you? >> this morning, what happens next? is lance armstrong done for good? >>> also ahead, hostage crisis, the fate of americans deep in the sahara desert, unclear this morning. >> this incident will be resolved we hope with a minimum loss of life. >> today, tales of terror from those who escape. >> duct tape over his mouth and his hands tied. >> we're live with the latest. >>> and one-on-one with robert redford and the sundance festival he created. >> it was so big, it became almost like frankenstein's monster in a good way. >> we sit down with the film legend and talk hollywood, guns, and obama's road ahead. >> what wo
costello. we begin with a bit of breaking news, lance armstrong takes another hit as the international olympic committee strips him of his bronze medal. he took third place in the men's road cycle individual time trial at the 2000 olympics in sidney, australia. the ioc is asking armstrong to return the medal. the disgraced cyclist competed in the 1996 games in atlanta. the doping scandal that now surrounds armstrong could bring down the sport of cycling in olympic games. cycling may be pulled from the games if the scandal implicating top cycling officials inside the international cycling union, the sports' governing body. more on armstrong's latest trouble in a live report from austin, texas. >>> to another developing story this morning in north africa, in algeria, where the fate of several americans remains unknown. they were taken hostage yesterday during an attack by islamic militants. happened at a gas field owned partly by bp. two people have been killed, and there are reports this morning that some of those hostages have escaped. defense secretary leanne pa net leon panetta not m
don't know how far lance armstrong will go with his confession. we won't get a chance to see it until tomorrow. it won't be far enough, according to folks at the world anti doping agency. officials say nothing short of armstrong admitting under oath he used performance enhancing drugs will get him to reconsider their lifetime ban. george howell live in austin, texas. that's lance armstrong's hometown. how has what he has said and we'll see tomorrow, how is that playing in his hometown? >> soledad, good morning. fair to say it is a very different feeling than it was some 12 years ago when i was ai reporter here in austin, covering lance armstrong. i also grew up here, soledad. so my hometown, i remember watching lance armstrong come along. here is a guy who not only irspired people around the world as an athlete, but inspired people as a cancer survivor. for the city of austin, texas. a source of pride. now you can't help but feel as you say here in texas, taken for a ride. a little disappointed about what we will hear on thursday. that's what you find on the the streets of austin, tex
. >>> let's stick with sports. in part two of lance armstrong's interview with oprah winfrey, he teared up when he talked about telling his son not to defend his record anymore. he also told oprah how fighting cancer helped him cope in the wake of that damning 1,000-page usada report. >> i've been to a dark place that was not by doing, i've been to a place where i didn't know if i was going to live, a month, six month, a year, five years, ten years. it's helped me now. i mean, this is not a good time. but it isn't the worst part of my life. >> ed lavendera joins us now from armstrong's hometown of austin, texas. ed, armstrong, as you saw, talked about these dark places and going to these dark places. he told oprah that he's in therapy now. we've seen in social media, in traditional media, the backlash. what else is he seeing in terms of fallout? >> reporter: well, i think many people are still trying to figure out exactly what to make of the two-night interview and whether or not lance armstrong is truly apologetic for what he has done over the last 15 years. and then trying to figure out
>>> in light of lance armstrong, our talk back question today, why do we cheat? by emphasizing sports over studying nursing or teaching. this from sung, in the end, we, me, you, us, we are the problem. we buy their stuff and cheer them on. we are the problem. not them. and from john, we idolize cheaters and imitate them. oh, we will say they are wrong but we see they are rich and powerful despite their cheating and say, why not? and dale says, people cheat because they are lazy and don't want to do the hard work. cheating is not allowed or tolerated in our home. talk back at facebook.com/carolcnn. and more at 3:00 p.m. eastern with brooke baldwin. cnn "newsroom" continues right now with ashleigh banfield. >> carol, thanks very much. we've got big news to bring to you. an actual dramatic turn of events in algeria where americans are among those being held right now. we've got reports that an algerian militant operations currently under way to free the hostages from a remote gas plant located in the eastern part of that country. the algerian state news agency says four hostages h
that lance armstrong set the tone and it was the expectation that many of them, if they were to consider to be the top riders on his team, that they would be expected and required to use the performance-enhancing drugs. we heard from one of his former teammates earlier this week. >> a lot of -- a lot of us tried to tell this story to the world more than a decade ago. and the ones who did just got annihilated by lance armstrong. >> you know, victor, that kind of speaks to what exactly -- one of the major reasons why this interview has garnered so much attention this week, not simply that lance armstrong denied using performance-enhancing drugs for so long, but the manner in which he went after many of the people who, in many cases, didn't necessarily didn't want to come forward but were compelled to come forward because they had been is upped and forced to testify under oath. that's how a lot of this started coming to light. lance armstrong vigorously attacked those people over the years. that is what has been the hardest for many people to accept and don't necessarily buy into the fact t
did lance armstrong say in the interview he just taped with oprah winfrey? he reportedly admit to using performance-hancing drugs to win bicycle races. and oprah says he was "pretty forthcoming" but that he did not come clean in the manner she expected. exactly what that means is not clear. oprah is too good to give it all away. >> i choose not to characterize. i would rather people make their own decisions about whether he was contrite or not. i felt that he was thoughtful. i thought that he was serious. i thought that he certainly had prepared himself for this moment. i would say that he met the moment. and at the end of it, 2 1/2 -- literally 2 1/2 hours, we both were pretty exhausted. and i would say i was satisfied. >> well, whatever ultimately made it to tape -- we won't know till later this week -- long-time followers of armstrong say they are not ready to take anything he says at face value. reporters, teammates and even one-time friends they all describe the seven-time tour de france winner, cancer survivor and charity founder as a born manipulator who will do whatever
the course of the uprising 2011. >> sarah surgany in cairo, thank you. >>> tomorrow lance armstrong is expected to sit down at his home in texas with oprah. for years, armstrong has repeatedly and aggressively denied doping and last fall he was stripped of his seven tour de france titles. he distanced himself from his popular cancer charity, livestrong. noare questioning whether it's a good idea to turn to celebrities to gain support for different causes. in about 15 minutes from now, we'll talk with john sang, who worked with lance armstrong to inspire cancer survivors. >>> relatives of computer prodigy aaron swartz are shocked after learning of his suicide. he was just 14 and also pioneered the availability of free information online. he was facing federal fraud charges from the articles from m.i.t. he faced 35 years in prison and a million dollar fine. swartz denied those claims. >>> hugo chavez is not in a coma and "continuing to make strides in his recovery." that's according to the venezuelan president's older brother. he visited his brother in havana where he went for cancer
recounts his escape. >>> and on the night lance armstrong's confession is set to air, a sports writer who believed him until the very bitter end comes "outfront." >>> i'm erin burnett. good evening, everyone. "outfront" tonight, we have breaking news on the hostage crisis. a fast-developing story tonight. here the latest that we know. we now know that some americans have been freed, but others are still unaccounted for in algeria. a senior american official just confirms to cnn that the operation seems to have ended for the night, but it is not over. and i wanted to quote what this official told us here at cnn. quote, there are still hostages and there are still terrorists, so tomorrow is another day. the algerian press service reports numerous casualties in the operation. the exact number, still unknown right now. and a lot of questions already are coming from the united states about the algerian government's tactics in the operation that could have put the hostages in jeopardy. now, we also want to let you know that right now, there's a chartered flight en route of bp employees from alg
behind him. >> america loves a good come back story, but will lance armstrong bounce back after his confession? my next guest knows the business of restoring people's images after a sporing scandal and knows the world of cycling very well. we will talk to him about what armstrong's next life here will be looking like. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and became moody... that's when i had an honest conversation with my doctor. we discussed all the symptoms... then he gave me some blood tests. showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number -- not just me. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% (testosterone gel). the #1 prescribed topical testosterone replacement therapy, increases testosterone when used daily. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or signs in a woman, which may include changes in body hair or a large increase in acne, possibly due to accidental exposure. men w
. >>> to breaking news here that we're hearing at cnn about lance armstrong. we are now getting word that he just apologized to the livestrong staff. keep in mind, this is happening on the very day lance armstrong is sitting down with a one on one interview with oprah winfrey. we're gathering the facts. slap!] ow! ow! [ male announcer ] your favorite foods fighting you? fight back fast with tums. calcium-rich tums starts working so fast you'll forget you had heartburn. ♪ tum tum tum tum tums hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. >>> back to that breaking news here about lance armstrong today. we are getting word he has just apologized to the staff of the livestrong organization. this happening on the day he is sitting down with oprah winfrey, he's chosen that one and only interview to discuss things. what he will be discussing we do not know. but ed lavandera, straight to you, you're the one here in dall
to lance armstrong in the last the 4 hours. he cheated and lied about it for years and years and now is reportedly coming clean, somewhat? how much did he say in the interview he taped with oprah? oprah said that he was forthcoming but did not come clean in the manner in which she expected. what that means is not clear. oprah is too good to give it all away. >> i choose not to characterized. i would rather people make their own decisions whether he was contrite or not. i felt he was thoughtful. i thought that he was serious. i thought that he certainly had prepared himself for this moment. i would say that he met the moment. and at the end of it, two and a half -- literally two and a half hours, we both were pretty exhausted. and i would say i was satisfied. >> well, whatever ultimately made it to tape -- we won't know till later this week, long-time followers of armstrong say they are not ready to take anything he says at face value. reporters, teammates and even one-time fans all describe him as a born manipulator who will do whatever it takes for only one person, lance armstrong.
. >>> we're still waiting to hear if lance armstrong apologizes to his accusers in a huge interview he did with oprah winfrey. one thing isfinally admitting he's used performance-enhancing drugs, and it nothing short of remarkable. >> we're stiick and tired of the allegations. it's untrue. i said it for seven years. i said it longer for seven years. i've never doped. i'll do it again. how can it have taken place when i have never taken performance-enhancing drugs. >> back to 1995, one of your former teammates was riding with you, he has told espn on the record and on camera that back in '95 when the team was struggling, you announced to the team you were going to begin doping and you would encourage other team banks to do the same what do you make of that? >> complete nonsense. i can't be clearer than i've never taken drugs. incidents like that could never happen. >> why would i enter into a sport, dope up and risk my life again. i would never do that. no way. my case, i came out of a life-threatening disease. i was on my death bed. you think i would go to a doctor, give me everything, i w
emotional and on this second night is when we finally saw some of that emotion. lance armstrong becoming the most emotional we saw him in this two-night interview when he had to explain to his kids that he had been lying all along for more than a decade. >> when this all really started, i saw my son defending me and saying that's not true. what you're saying about my dad is not true. and it almost goes to this question of why now. yeah. that's when i knew i had to tell him. and he'd never asked me. he'd never said, dad, is this true? he trusted me. i said don't defend me anymore. don't. >> reporter: as we moved on throughout the interview, this is the part of the interview that i think will have most of the people who have been following the lance armstrong saga for so long that will really be parsing and taking a deeper look into, and this is the question of his comeback to the tour de france in 2009 and 2010. lance armstrong says he only did so with the blessing of his first wife, kristin armstrong, the mother of his three oldest children. listen to what he had to say about that. >> th
>>> "outfront" next. lance armstrong reveals more details to oprah winfrey and the people he wronged are willing to pounce. how a series of lawsuits could wipe out his fortune. one american hostage confirmed dead in algeria. cnn communicates with another hostage who managed to escape. the nra's power is growing even after newtown. let's go "outfront." good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, breaking news on lance armstrong. coming clean, part two. the 41-year-old former cyclist continued his confession with more revelations about his cheating and lying for more than a decade. ed lavandera has been following the story. he's in austin tonight. ed? >> reporter: erin, oprah promised leading into this interview that it was at times emotional, and on this second night is when we finally saw some of that emotion. lance armstrong becoming the most emotional we saw him in this two-night interview when he had to explain to his kids that he had been lying all along for more than a decade. >> when this all really started, i saw my son defending me and saying that's not true.
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as interesting on this day when we talk about lance armstrong whether he can be rehabilitated. >> apples and oranges. >> this guy is running for congress and he was chased from office and now he's back and running for office. >> he sued people that called him out. >> we'll see. that's a very interesting question. he has a good chance. >>> in just a few hours at 11:55 eastern a.m., of course, president obama will announce his new gun control agenda. we know how that some family members from the newtown, connecticut, will be joining the president. you want to stay with cnn for special coverage of that announcement. it begins with wolf blitzer at 11:55 a.m. eastern time right here on cnn. tomorrow we'll be talking with texas congressman rahim castro, new york congressman peter king, and actor gabriel mock, the star of the hit show "suits." >> i love that show. >> "cnn newsroom" begins with carol costello. good morning. >> good morning. >>> happening in the "newsroom" -- fireball in london a deadly crash as a helicopter slams into construction crane, new details on what may have caused this
are in need. what is interesting, i find, about lance armstrong, though, is there is a duality to his personality. as you saw in that deposition, he excoriates his fellow team members, anybody who dared to criticize him, and who maybe those team members were actually telling the truth. so you have that side of him, which might be a very deceptive, deceitful side and then you have this generous side responsible for the charitable works. so you kind of have to look at the whole man ultimately and decide whether he's worthy of redemption and whether he's worthy of being rehabilitated. >> a lot of people will be trying to make that determination themselves and watching that interview closely. paul kalyn, thank you so much, paul. appreciate it. that's it for me. "cnn newsroom" continues with brooke baldwin. >>> two brothers about to go blind decide to end their lives together. but it is what doctors do next that is stirring up the debate over the right to die. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. >>> guns, ammo, and the white house. find out what advice vice president joe biden gave his bo
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semantics can make all the difference. >>> breaking news. "usa today" is reporting that lance armstrong has confessed to using performance enhancing drugs. i am looking at just rapped with lance armstrong, 2 1/2 hours. he came ready. what he did tell her? >> he confessed to doping in his cycling career. the interview just wrapped. and there is a confidentiality agreement about the show. it won't air until thursday. the plan all along was to use the venue to confess. make an admission about doping in his cycling career. something he's never done before. he's denied it for years and attacked those who accused him of it for years. >> significant development. >> attacked and attacked aggressively. denied allegations so many times. many people who thought there was no way he could tell the truth believed him. the power and passion in which he denied it. now he has admitted to something, now that you confirmed that he has, what happens now? will he face perjury charges that will cost him an incredible amount of money? >> last time he testified underoath and denied taking performance enhancing dru
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you very much. >>> tomorrow, lance armstrong is expected to sit down with with oprah winfrey at his home in texas, and he may finally spill the beeps. "usa today" says he may admit to using performance enhancing drugs throughout his career. he has vigorously denied using drugs, but his fans are hoping to hear an admission and an apolog apology. >> better late than never. it is bad that he did it to start with, but come clean so to speak. >> now that he is dropped from the cycling world, it won't hurt him, and this is going to soften up and maybe his admission of the he does admit it, it will bring him back into the cycling world. >> of course, armstrong has not admitted to anything yet, and the interview with oprah is set to air on her network on thursday. >>> relatives of computer proprogeny aaron schwartz say they are in shock after learning of his suicide. the 26-year-old hang ed himself in his brooklyn apartment. he helped develop rss when he was 14. he was facing federal fraud charges based on millions of stolen articles from m.i.t. he had denied the claims. >>> it is unseasona
one? >>> lance armstrong after a decade of denial is heading to oprah's couch to confess to doping. but does she still have the cultural clout to save him? >>> in other sports news, brent musburger spending too much time did the networ need to apologize? >>> plus, jimmy kimmel plunging into the late night wars against leno and letterman. >> used to be on at midnight and now we're on at 11:35. now closer to co-hosting "the view." i'm howard kurtz and this is "reliable sources." >>> the television cameras were invited to the office building as vice president biden held his first meetings on the gun issue. >> every once in a while, something that awakens the conscious of the country and that tragic event did in a way like nothing i've seen in my career. >> but a few words uttered by the vp that the president might consider changing some policies by executive order sparked an explosion in the conservative media. >> what you're experiencing here is an out of control, an arrogant, an unconstitutional power grip. >> embarked on a ferocious anti-gun campaign. you better support gun control
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